Dettman Law

What Is The Difference Between Civil and Criminal Cases?

Civil or Criminal A client called the other day asking me if I could put someone in jail.  The simple answer is no.  As a car crash and personal injury lawyer the remedy I procure for clients is monetary damages.  This includes pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills reimbursement, economic damages, and punitive damages.  …
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Insurance Company Pays Twelve Times Initial Offer On Car Crash

This past week I have been negotiating with my least favorite insurance company.  There must be a bunch of terrible lawyers out there taking low-ball offers because the adjusters I’m dealing with are BOLD.  This car crash starts in June of 2019.  I remember getting the call and thinking it is a miracle this client …
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Lawsuit Against Drunk Driver and His Employer

I am filing a civil lawsuit against a drunk driver on Friday.  The defendants include: the driver, his employer, and my clients uninsured motorist carrier.  This blog post discusses the claims I am making against each defendant and why I am making them. Factual Scenario: In the early morning hours of Halloween the Drunk Driver …
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Can I sue a drunk driver if there was no DUI conviction?

Yes, you can sue a drunk driver even if there was no DUI conviction. No conviction means the prosecution could not prove their case beyond and to the exclusion of all reasonable doubt. The standard in a civil case is less. Evidence that the drunk driver was intoxicated or impaired will be a decision for …
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Can I sue a drunk driver for an accident if I was a passenger?

You can sue a drunk driver for a crash if you were the passenger. It is possible the judge allows the jury to hold you somewhat liable for getting in the vehicle with a drunk driver ASSUMING you knew or should have known about the driver being impaired. A personal injury lawyer can help determine …
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